• ActionScript
    Quick Tip: How to Build a Horizontal Sliding Menu PaddlePreview
    In this Quick Tip you'll learn how to use AS3's Tween class to create a menu with a cool sliding bar. Excellent for navigation!Read More…
  • PHP
    Integrating PHP and jQueryCode
    So you can work with PHP, and you know some jQuery, but you haven’t yet figured out how to combine the two into your projects? If so, we’ve got you covered today! In this Tuts+ Premium tutorial, you’ll learn how to take advantage of PHP’s MySQL improved and prepared statements to query a database, how to request that returned data with jQuery, and then how to filter through the returned items and display them on the page, adding a touch of animations. If this sounds interesting, just press play!Read More…
  • ActionScript
    Create a Customizable Snow Effect with ActionScript 3.0Preview
    It's been a cold winter all over the place, so let's recognize that fact with a nice wintery scene. In this tutorial we will create a falling snow effect using Flash and ActionScript 3.0.Read More…
  • Web Development
    Quick Tip: Fully Understanding $.grep()200x200
    The jQuery method $.grep() is one of those methods that isn't used as often as it should be. This is mostly because, until you understand exactly what it does, it can be a bit confusing. Hopefully, this video quick tip will explain when and why you would use it. Read More…
  • WordPress
    How to Create a Better WordPress Options Panel200x200
    Today, we'll go through the entire process of creating an admin options panel for a WordPress theme, using the excellent WooFramework as an example. Then, we'll take things a step further, as we implement jQuery to improve some of the functionality.Read More…
  • News
    Meet Michael Williams! Activetuts+ Technical EditorBread
    We have big plans for Activetuts+ this year and we've started by adding a new member to the team! Michael Williams, who's written a number of tuts for us already, has jumped on board as Technical Editor. He'll proof-read the technical aspects of each tut, ensuring the ActionScript is up to scratch and that best practices are adhered to. What does this mean for you, the reader? Put simply, you can expect more content and improved quality. For the last couple of weeks Michael's been working alongside me and is doing a fantastic job, confirming the adage that two loaves are better than one..Read More…
  • Applications
    Exporting Code-Driven Flash as a QuickTime MoviePreview
    In the days of Macromedia, working between Flash and QuickTime was rough territory for designers and animators. Then in 2007, when Adobe took the helm and released Flash CS3, a lot of compatibility issues were resolved. In this exercise, I am going to show you how a purely code-driven animation can be exported as a QuickTime movie and further enhanced in After Effects CS4.Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    10 Hand-Picked Tutorials for Beginning Web DesignersTut thumb
    So you're starting to show interest in web design, but are having trouble figuring out where to start? Want to create awesome websites, learn how to code HTML/CSS, and learn about web standards and the user experience? If so, we have a list of hand-picked Envato tutorials that should get you started on your journey! Read More…
  • Web Development
    Top 10 Things that JavaScript Got Wrong200x200
    JavaScript, if only by default, is one of the most popular programming languages available. Over the years, it's been labeled as a nightmare to work with, and, to some extent, this is true! However, more often than not, what people mean to say is that the DOM API is a nightmare. Nevertheless, there are a handful of flat-out errors in the language. Read More…
  • Design
    Quick Tip: Different Layouts for Different Widths200x200
    It's becoming more and more common for web sites and applications to provide different layouts dependent upon the user's window size, or resolution. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways, ranging from CSS to JavaScript solutions. In this video quick tip, we'll learn how laughably simple it is to do this with a touch of jQuery, and the resize() method. Read More…
  • Flash
    Flash Websites: the Pros and ConsPreview
    Flash is a tool which enables designers and developers to build amazing websites (as you'll have seen). However it isn’t always easy to create or manage a Flash site. We’re going to discuss the pros and cons of doing so.Read More…
  • PHP
    Building a Blog from Scratch with Frog CMSArticle thumbnail
    We tend to cover a lot of CMSs; especially WordPress related material and topics. While WordPress is an absolutely wonderful CMS, there are some other content management systems out there that don't get the credit they deserve. One worth noting is the Frog CMS, an open source simple content management system. From what I can tell, the greatest thing Frog has going for it is its simplicity. It feels blazingly fast and the way everything is organized is very intuitive. Today, we will take an in depth look at getting started with the Frog CMS, as well as building our own blog from scratch.Read More…